UC Regent, Husband Lead the Way to Establishing Prevention Guidelines for Surgical Infections

An innovative new pilot project being launched by Sherry Lansing, a regent of the University of California, and her husband, Academy Award–winning film director William Friedkin, aims to reduce the incidence of surgical site infections, according to a university news release.

The couple is partnering with UCLA to lead the Surgical Infections Quality Improvement Project. The project offers an opportunity to pioneer best practices in helping prevent surgical site infections, from pre-operation procedures through surgery, post-op and follow-up treatment. The goal is to create a model program that could be established at hospitals nationwide.


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"We're creating a consortium of top doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals who will derive and implement best practices at UCLA and through the UC system, and hopefully beyond," said David Feinberg, MD, CEO and associate vice chancellor of the UCLA Hospital System.

Read the news release about UCLA's Surgical Infections Quality Improvement Project.

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